“The Moment Between Night and Day” by Charles Jackson
Do you find it funny that I keep writing about rest? Do you think I might be suggesting that perhaps I’m a little tired?
I forget so often that it really is just this easy – we are called to surrender, trust, and rest in Him. We’re not even supposed to worry because that exhibits a lack of faith in what He can do, too.
And He can do so much with so little.
I came across this photo by Charles Jackson on Flickr and immediately felt my shoulders fall as I released bottled-up stress.
Dusk has always been my favorite time of the day – I love to just sit and watch the sun disappear, leaving behind it’s vibrant colors at the close of yet another day, a day in which we were blessed to serve.
I can hear the light waves bumping against this 80 year old pier in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I can taste the La Crema Chardonnay. I can smell the wet curls of my lake-drenched children. I feel their terry-cloth towels rub against my legs as they lean back on my lap.
At the dawn of the season of “busy-ness”, the time of the year in which we run fast and are always late, I’m relying on this image to remind me to slow way down. Remember that He stands beside me and will give me rest because He always knows exactly what I need. Always.
One of my favorite songs is “God Will Lift Up Your Head” by Jars of Clay. Sometimes, I absolutely just need Him to lift up my head because He’s the only one who can.
The song ends with “Soon end in joy…”
And it will.
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May God lift up your head if you are needing Him to do so for you today. It will soon end in joy. Really.
oh Natalie!! That word ‘rest’ has been ringing in my ears so much lately! And I come here and see that word again! lol! He is really trying to tell me something, that’s for sure. Seriously, it is the word of the season for me.
I love the picture too… just gorgeous!
Happy WFW and God bless you Sweetie…
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Maybe you are tired, but I know the concept of rest is one that is being repeated in my life, as well.
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I love this verse! And I love that our Heavenly Father gives us rest. Thanks for that great reminder today my friend!
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I am tired, too, my friend. Let’s sit together and share our favorite time of day, because I love that time too. It’s quiet and peace — a gift from Jehovah-Shalom. He is good to give us what we need.
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May you find sweet rest dear one.
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SOMEONE is clearly trying to grab my attention today since REST keeps coming up…I love it just after dark, when the world stills. (Funny thing is these days with pre teens and teens, their after school activities take us well into the dark!) I find myself loving the stillness of the darkness….it’s where I find rest. I tire. Only HE can bring me out of that. I’ll join you as you REST….
Can you just imagine resting near a body of water like that? Or floating like on a lake at that time of day?? WOW!! There’s nothing like resting in the very presence of the Lord!! Thanks for sharing!!! Happy WFW!!!
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As a dear friend once said to me, “we all must Be Still and Know” at times. This is so true! We are just such a busy society and often in our busyness we cannot hear His still small voice or feel His tender touch.
May you find refreshment and renewal from your busy life by resting in Him.
Blessings and joy to you!
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Love Love Love it…I was just talking about REST today for my WFW too! So glad to see He is pressing this on so many of our hearts at the same time! It’s great to meet ya! ~ Melissa :)
hey, I read your post for today before I got to this one and wow.. I can relate.. explaining our pasts are hard things to do sometimes – so thankyou for the encouragement with that!
Sorry I am so late coming around for WFW. I had an emergency last week and didn’t make it as soon as I wanted to!